New York Passive House celebrates 10 years

We incorported New York Passive House Inc. on June 28th 2010. The origiginal Article I: ARTICLE I OFFICES & PURPOSE 2. The purpose of NYPH shall be to:  Promote the Passive House building energy standard through public outreach, education, support of industry professionals and advocacy. Provide Marketing opportunities for NYPH membership, and support the success and vitality of the Passive House community. Offer a platform for knowledge transfer within the…


Why Passive House Dormitories Are Healthier and More Energy Efficient

Principal Deborah Moelis held a live webcast to explain the benefits of designing to Passive House. Passive House saves on energy costs and improves student wellness. Deborah Moelis AIA, CPHD hosted a series of webinars in May that discussed the benefits of Passive House design and how it is integrated into Handel Architects’ dormitory work. Sharing case study analyses of The House at Cornell Tech, the world’s largest Passive House…


24th International Passive House Conference makes it digital

24th International Passive House Conference makes it digital Darmstadt, Germany. The 24th International Passive House Conference, planned to take place in Berlin in September this year, will now be offered as a comprehensive online conference. Presentations, workshops, the specialists’ exhibition and building tours that have always been a part of the annual Passive House Conference will remain in the programme. Virtual networking between participants will also be a highlight Passive…


On the impact of a warming climate on the energy demand for cooling and summer comfort

Assessment on cooling energy: We start with climates with significant heating demand (like Central, Eastern and Northern Europe, Canada; let’s call these “Northern Climates”): If there is significant warming … say +3 K or more … it might not be possible to maintain comfort during future summer months in buildings without active cooling. That would happen even in relatively mild places like Berlin, Paris or London. In Beijing this is…


Green New Deal: Mayor de Blasio Announces New Energy Code excluding Section R408 Passive House

2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code holds new buildings to strict standards to implement Green New Deal & make New York Citythe global leader in sustainability New York–Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the passage of the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code following today's successful vote in the New York City Council. This updated energy code provides a new benchmark of sustainability and energy efficiency for all construction in the five boroughs.…